Two thirds of UK firms say they’ve seen no negative impact on their business caused by the EU referendum, according to a new poll released to mark one year since the Government’s general election victory.
The poll of 1,300 business leaders, carried out during April and May via the Company Check business communiy, found that 65% hadn’t experienced any negative impact on their business as a result of the upcoming vote on June 23rd, compared to 35% who said they had.
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Q1. Has uncertainty over the EU referendum had a negative impact on your business?
Two thirds of UK firms say they’ve seen no negative impact on their business caused by the EU referendum.
Q2. Has the Government done a good job in its first year?
A year on from the election result which delivered the first majority Conservative government for 19 years, almost two thirds (57%) of those surveyed said they didn’t think the Government had done a good job so far.
Q3. If you could go back in time, would you change the way you voted in the last General Election?
However, 70% of those who were asked also said they wouldn’t change the way they had voted if they had the chance.
Q4. Is your business in a better or worse position than it was a year ago?
Meanwhile, results were split three ways in response to the question ‘is your business in a better or worse position than it was a year ago, with 30% saying ‘better’, 35% saying ‘worse’ and 35% saying ‘the same’.
The poll was carried out through Company Check’s website between April 11th-May 5th 2016. The four-question survey canvassed 1,300 users for their thoughts on the Government’s performance to date, as well as their views on the business impact, if any, of the EU referendum to date.
Operations Director for Company Check, Chloe Webber, said:
“We get three million users coming to our site every month, which makes us one of the biggest business communities in the country. When it comes to the big economic and political issues affecting the UK right now, their opinions are the ones that really matter.
“It’s not for me to say whether we should vote to leave or remain. What’s more important is for the Government to hear what the voters who turned out this time last year really think. Hopefully our research will help to make sure their views are heard.”
https://companycheck.co.uk/. All figures, unless otherwise stated, have been gathered through Company Check via Hotjar. Total sample size was 1,300 visitors to https://companycheck.co.uk/, with 923 of this sample answering an additional fourth question. The survey was carried out online between 11 April-5 May 2016. Full results available on request.
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